The article outlines the geographical framework of the results of our research focusing on the impacts of the reopening of the Mária Valéria Bridge.
It consists of three main parts. The first part discusses the history of scientific studies conducted in relation to the Ister-Granum EGTC after the turn of the millennium. Its focus is the physical and social geographical characteristics of the EGTC area as well as its historical and administrative changes. The second part is concentrating on the historical dimension, and it covers the changes in the region’s historical geographical situation over a period from the mid-19th century to the present. The third and final part is a compilation on the history of the EGTC from its first attempts of cooperation when Esztergom and Štúrovo (Párkány) became twin towns, to the present operation procedures and its project-generating activities.